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Death by Video Game: Danger, Pleasure, and Obsession on the Virtual Frontline   book icon  
by Simon Parkin (2016)

read: 9 November 2016
rating: [+]
category: non-fiction

Got this off of the new shelf at the public library. I’d read some of it before as magazine articles. I appreciated how Parkin didn’t just go the normal boring “Video games are dangerous!” route and instead looked into the subtleties of the arguments about them. At times I found his explanations to be a bit too facile “Yeah woman are treated as playthings, but the men are sort of jerks too!” seemed overly simple and this book was missing a larger cultural critique but as it stands I did enjoy it.

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